One feature of this competition lies in the accommodation offered to young artists. The Welcoming Committee wants the life of the contest to be beyond the contest’s concert halls. For each of the young artists from around the world, the Welcoming Committee requests from the local ‘Leuzois’ and residents of neighbouring towns: Ath, Beloeil, Frasnes, Silly, Péruwelz, and Tournai, their generosity to the house the candidates during the competition.
A real occasion is offered to artists and families wishing to participate actively in the International André Dumortier Competition. Often the connections formed are so rich and strong that they continue long after the contest is completed.